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4 More Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Massachusetts

Health officials said no human deaths have been reported this year

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    Health Officials: 4 More Cases of West Nile Virus in Mass.

    Four more people in Massachusetts have tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing this year's total of human cases to nine.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018)

    Four more people in Massachusetts have tested positive for West Nile virus, bringing this year's total of human cases to nine.

    State health officials said Tuesday that the new cases include a man in his 40s from Middlesex County who is hospitalized, a man in his 60s from Bristol County who is hospitalized, a woman in her 20s from Essex County who was released from a hospital and a woman in her 80s from Suffolk County who was released from a hospital.

    No human deaths have been reported this year.

    There were six human cases in the state last year.

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